Mindful eating involves paying full attention to the experience of eating and drinking, both inside and outside the body.
Individuals are encouraged to pay attention to the experience of the body and to where in the body hunger and satisfaction is experienced as well as the subtle transitions from hungry to full. Through mindfulness, one not only gives attention to the body but also to the mind while holding non-judgement or neutrality toward this process. This creates a witness-consciousness and allows for an individual to learn more about their relationship to food and symptoms. In addition to being present to the body and mind, mindful eating encourages noticing how eating effects mood or how emotions influence eating. This holistic process of noticing, becoming present to and witnessing our eating experience lends itself to Intuitive eating.